Womens Centre DevonThe Ultrasound Department at the Centre for Women’s Health at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital recently purchased a Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound system.

Commenting on the new system, Dr. Helen Liversedge, Associate Specialist, Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound said, “Our department has experience with the Aplio 500 and it is a very popular machine with us. It has all-round capabilities with great image quality and Doppler. We decided to choose the Canon scanner after a few trials; we used a points system to score the ultrasound machines on offer, and the Aplio 500 came out with the highest score.”

The Aplio 500 offers advanced performance that can be relied on day-after-day. Cost-effective, productive and versatile, it provides superior imaging with outstanding depth and detail for the widest range of clinical specialities. In addition, comprehensive on-board programmes allow the user to review, manage and report conveniently on the system or via a network.

The system comes equipped with a wide range of powerful clinical tools for advanced visualisation, quantification and intervention. Its modular design with raw data functionality is easy to upgrade, allowing it to grow at any time, according to clinical demands. Lighter and with a smaller footprint, the Aplio 500 is designed to increase mobility, to optimise viewing and to provide an ergonomic workplace.

 

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Shown here on the left is Dr. Helen Liversedge, Associate Specialist, Obstetrics and Gynaecological Ultrasound, with Sonographers, Claire Overton (centre) and Rachel Hardy (right)

 

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Western Isles UltrasoundCanon Medical Systems recently supplied two Aplio 500 ultrasound systems and a Viamo portable scanner to the Western Isles Hospital in the Outer Hebrides. One system will be used for the main hospital in Stornoway, and a second scanner is for both radiology and obstetrics scanning at Uist and Barra Hospital, a satellite of the Western Isles Hospital on Benbecula Isle. The A&E department at Stornoway will be using the Viamo for FAST scans.

The Canon equipment was chosen for its versatility and high image quality. Steve Wilson, Sonographer says, “We have a two year old Aplio that we bought for obstetrics. The image quality is what has impressed us most about this machine. We trialled the new unit in radiology for a few days and we were, again, impressed with its performance over a range of examinations, and we were happy to order two new Aplios for radiology in the Western Isles.   We have the main hospital in Stornoway and a satellite hospital in Benbecula, which we visit weekly to provide an ultrasound clinic for the southern Western Isles. The Aplio scanners are very versatile, providing great image quality across a broad range of exams and are perfect for our needs. We also ordered two UPS for the units as we get a number of sudden power cuts on the islands due to the unpredictable weather, and these prevent the scanners from crashing and losing data.”

 Canon’s Aplio 500 delivers high quality performance. Based on its innovative High Density Architecture, users can obtain clinical images of exceptional resolution and detail. Canon’s unique iStyleTM productivity suite offers a full host of technologies, providing ergonomic relief by reducing keystrokes, improving workflow and raising the consistency of exams. A smaller, lighter form gives great manoeuvrability while the fully configurable console and intelligent workflow support functions enable fast exams and productivity.
The Viamo ultrasound system, which shares its core imaging engine and transducer technology with the Aplio series, offers all the advantages of a portable laptop with the advanced radiology features of a premium cart-based scanner to deliver outstanding image quality, enhanced diagnostic confidence and improved ease-of-use.

 

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Shown here with the Aplio 500, is, on the left, Mike Woodley and on the right, Steve Wilson, Sonographers at the Western Isles Hospital

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Queen Elizabeth Gateshead UltrasoundThe Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead recently purchased two Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound systems with Contrast Harmonic Imaging, shear wave, elastography, SMI (Superb Micro-vascular Imaging) and 4D.The new equipment replaced existing systems in a rapidly expanding service covering Gateshead, Sunderland and Durham. Both scanners are dedicated breast systems and Dr. Jane Potterton, Lead Consultant Radiologist commenting on the choice says, “The Canon Aplio produces high quality images for all breast types leading to an accurate and speedy diagnosis.”  
Canon’s range of Aplio ultrasound systems deliver outstanding performance for superior clinical precision, diagnostic confidence and productivity, offering a wide selection of advanced imaging and quantification tools to supply valuable additional information that can help avoid supplementary exams.
At Gateshead, the Aplio 500 was selected due to its image quality and range of software options available. The hospital has a research radiologist who will be looking at using the various software options and collaborating with other centres on a variety of projects.   In addition, Canon is keen to work alongside the department of education and training at Gateshead hospital.

 

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Shown left to right: Dr. Jane Potterton, Lead Consultant Radiologist; Catherine Consterdine and Gillian Tulip, Radiographers; Dr. Sheetal Sharma Consultant Radiologist; Jackie Westgarth, Radiographer; Dr. Alan Redman and Dr. Simon Lowes, Consultant Radiologists; Barbara Welsh, Department Deputy Lead, and Tracey Bellas, Clinical Specialist, Ultrasound, Canon Medical Systems
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St Johns

Suzanne Adams comments, “We reviewed a number of machines from different manufacturers before deciding that Canon not only met all our clinical needs, but went beyond our expectations. Image quality and the wide range of advanced system functions were the main deciding factors in selecting the system. With the advanced functions offered by the Aplio 500 we have been able to increase the range of work we are able to perform, including oral contrast and 3D gynaecology.” Suzy continues, “The applications and service support offered by Canon has been excellent. They have been able to accommodate one-to-one training as well as radiologists performing specialist scans. Overall, I have been impressed with Canon’s professionalism as well as their excellent equipment.”  

The Canon Aplio 300 is a reliable, cost-effective and versatile system, offering superior imaging with outstanding depth and detail for the widest range of clinical specialties. In addition, comprehensive onboard facilities allow the user to review, manage and report on studies conveniently on the system, or in a network environment.
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Pictured at the St. John’s Therapy Centre, part of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, left to right, are Filia Smith and Jane Hanford, Clinical Application Specialists at Canon Medical Systems, and Suzanne Adams, Ultrasound Superintendent.    The centre purchased a Canon Aplio 500 to cover a wide range of scans, including 3D gynaecology, small parts and general abdominal imaging.

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West London Beast Screening

Pictured at the handover at the Rose Centre, St. George’s Hospital, along with one of the three Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound systems purchased by the Centre, are, left to right, Jane Hanford, Clinical Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Sue Marshall and Cate Hagen, Clinical Assistants; Dr. Louisa Wilkinson, Consultant Radiologist; Anuma Shrestha, Specialist Practitioner, Sian Davies, Healthcare Assistant and Mary Sinclair, Consultant Practitioner.

The Aplio 500, was selected for its outstanding image quality and ease-of-use, and came with Canon’s new platform incorporating Super Micro Vascular Imaging (SMI), which expands the range of visible flow and also provides visualisation of low velocity microvascular flow.

Canon’s Aplio 500 delivers high quality performance. Based on its innovative High Density Architecture, users can obtain clinical images of exceptional resolution and detail. Canon’s unique iStyleTM productivity suite offers a full host of technologies, providing ergonomic relief by reducing keystrokes, improving workflow and raising the consistency of exams. A smaller, lighter form gives great manoeuvrability, while the fully configurable console and intelligent workflow support functions enable fast exams and productivity.

 

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Zita West Clinic

The Zita West Clinic London has recently upgraded its ultrasound platform to the latest Canon Xario 200. The Xario 200 was chosen for its high image quality on the transvaginal transducer. Commenting on the new equipment, Anita O’Neil, Group Practice Manager says, “The Xario 200 came recommended to us by another clinic and we have found the equipment easy-to-use and fits the needs of a fertility clinic. The Canon team was excellent, and the training on the system was particularly good.”
The Xario 200 is small, smart and simple to use, with outstanding image quality and superior workflow in an easy-to-handle, compact scanner. Offering better ergonomics for the workplace it features a small body that is extremely lightweight for rapid and easy transportability in every clinical environment. It comes with a height adjustable console over a large range and ergonomically shaped transducers with flexible cables and a very slim connector. They are locked to the main system through large levers for secure connection and the active port indicator further enhances workflow.

 

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Pictured with the Xario 200 is, on the left, Anita O’Neil, Group Practice Manager, the Zita West Clinic, with, on right, Jane Hanford, Clinical Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems.

 

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Morecambe Bay US

Morecambe Bay Hospital Trust (MBHT) recently held an inaugural ultrasound study day at Westmorland General Hospital, with sonographers and radiologist from the three hospitals in the Trust attending.   Entitled “System training and ultrasound update at MBHT”, the meeting was led by Dr. Nigel Grunshaw, Consultant Radiologist at Furness General Hospital. The study day was supported by Canon Medical Systems.

 This was the first time that MBHT had organised an in-house ultrasound study day, and in fact, it was the first time since the Trust was formed that all three ultrasound teams had been brought together. Jayne Ireland was recently appointed as head of ultrasound across the Trust and comments, “The study day itself marked the beginning of many positive changes which lie ahead for the team at MBHT. The previously three separate ultrasound teams will now work more closely by sharing expertise, and every sonographer will be fully supported and have the opportunity, with training, to develop to their full potential.” Jayne continues, “The feedback from all the sonographers was overwhelmingly positive; all the presentations were excellent, relevant and informative. We are now hoping to make this an annual event and tailor it to the MBHT sonographers’ needs and interests. Sales Specialist Lynn Parkington and Applications Specialist Paula Connor from Canon were excellent hosts and helped the day run smoothly.”

 The programme consisted of a wide variety of presentations on diverse topics, including GI ultrasound and thoracic ultrasound (Dr. Nigel Grunshaw); acute tendon injuries (Dr. Sameer Shamshuddin); thyroid ultrasound (Dr. Nik Nik-Hussin); avoiding stillbirths  – every baby counts (Dr. Alison Sambrook and Wendy Thompson), and direct entry ultrasound (Lorelei Waring).

The day was rounded off by Lynn Parkington and Paula Connor from Canon Medical Systems, demonstrating the advanced applications available on the hospital’s newly-purchased ultrasound systems.

Feedback on the day rated it an overwhelming success and it is hoped to make it an annual event, tailoring the programme to the sonographers’ training needs.

 

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Shown here delegates and speakers at the study day
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Following the completion of the company’s Customer Satisfaction survey, Canon Medical Systems presented cheques to three charities. The donations were made by Canon on behalf of individuals who gave up time to complete the telephone survey.

The survey, undertaken independently by QCG, polled both clinical and business staff across the UK, and consisted of feedback from almost four hundred customers who were asked what they felt about Canon’s products, customer service and staff.

The results indicated a resounding endorsement of Canon customer service, with ninety-four percent of the respondents rating the company’s services highly. Nine out of ten respondents stated they would recommend Canon’s product to other people, a significant measure of product quality, reinforcing Canon’s commitment to innovation, ease-of-use, efficiency and comfort. In fact, the top three reasons for product satisfaction were listed by customers as: image quality, ease-of-use and reliability.

Mark Hitchman, Managing Director, Canon Medical Systems UK expressing his delight at the findings said, “It’s great to hear such positive feedback from our customers; we pride ourselves on the fact that we take a long-term approach to customer relationships, and customer satisfaction is obviously a critical part of that. We are always looking at how we can innovate to help our customers to be more efficient, either by increasing patient throughput or speeding up diagnosis and treatment. Our solutions combine the high quality systems that customers have come to expect, along with superb engineering, customer support and consistent reliability.”

 Canon will use the feedback from the survey to strengthen its work in all areas, reinforcing the company’s commitment to product excellence and innovation, and to providing unparalleled service and support to its customers.

Canon nominated three charities: Little Hearts Matter charity, Canon donating £900 to this cause. The Stroke Association received £1,270, and the third organisation to benefit was MacMillan Cancer Support charity, receiving £2,090.

On receiving the donation, Paul Tomlinson of the Stroke Association commented, “A stroke occurs every three minutes in the UK and so we very much welcome the support received from Canon and also Canon’s customers in nominating the Stroke Association for donations. The response demonstrates that Canon’s ethos of social responsibility and environmental commitment is appreciated by its customers.”

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Photo : AB15584 shows the presentation to Little Hearts Matter. On the left is Maiko Davison, Head of Marketing Canon Medical Systems and on the right is Bal Kainth from Little Hearts Matter.

Photo : 31634-11 shows presentation to MacMillan Cancer Support. On the left is James Bacharew from the charity, and on the right Mark Hitchman, Managing Director Canon Medical Systems UK

Photo : 31634-13 shows the presentation to the Stroke Association. On the left is Paul Tomlinson from the Stroke Association, and on the right Mark Hitchman, Managing Director Canon Medical Systems UK

 

Canon Medical Systems Europe is part of the Canon Corporation, with an extensive global network of almost 100 subsidiaries and affiliates outside Japan and over 204,000 employees worldwide. Canon supports system user with an extensive range of diagnostic imaging systems, including CT, MRI, X-Ray and Ultrasound, and a burgeoning R&D pipeline, which makes us one of the world’s leading suppliers of medical systems.  Globally recognised as a pioneer within the marketplace ensure we remain at the forefront of this dynamic industry and are capable of responding rapidly to the changing needs of our customers.

Our UK business is a rapidly growing organisation with a team of dedicated Service professionals who provide exceptional levels of service to our valued customers.  To enhance our customer offering in the South East Region, we are looking for a field service engineer to provide complex and expert technical assistance for our leading edge medical diagnostic CT and XR imaging systems.

As a highly motivated and enthusiastic full-time engineer already working in the imaging sector, your passion for supporting patient care through your expertise is what drives your success, along with your understanding that our customers are healthcare professionals who directly influence the health of real people – often our friends and family.  To apply for this role you must hold a recognised engineering qualification.  This role is interesting and varied and involves occasional travel into Europe for training purposes.

Canon Medical Systems attracts and retains highly skilled and solution-focussed individuals, generating a workforce of dynamic and motivated specialists who are dedicated to our customers. By offering a highly competitive salary and benefits package, along with an opportunity to continuously develop expertise, Canon offers meaningful and fulfilling employment opportunities.  If you want a challenging and satisfying role, are committed to providing exceptional customer satisfaction, and have a track record of achievements in your field, we want you in the Canon team.

Excellent benefits package including Basic Salary, Bonus, Company Car, Pension, Private Medical Insurance, Income Protection and Life Assurance

To be considered for this highly rewarding position, please send your CV with a covering letter as application to recruitment@toshiba-medical.eu.

Closing date 30th November 2015

Countess of Chester US November 2015

Canon Medical Systems recently handed over The Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust a Canon Next Generation Aquilion ONE CT scanner.

The Next Generation Aquilion ONE CT system has a new PUREVision detector which provides unparalleled image resolution with exceptional dose savings. Next Generation Aquilion ONE includes Canon’s latest-generation iterative dose reconstruction software, AIDR 3D advanced, which is fully integrated into the protocols and can be used in all scanning techniques. In addition, the new high speed gantry has a 78cm aperture to accommodate all patients, including bariatric and patients with high heart rates.

Consultant Radiologist and Divisional Medical Director, Dr. Amer Rehman comments: “For a hospital of our size to have such a state-of-the-art CT scanner at our disposal is a major coup. The image quality is fantastic, but the key progress is the speed with which we can capture images of the body, and in particular the heart, which takes cardiac imaging to a new level.   We are now able to image the entire heart and coronary arteries in one ‘cardiac cycle’, and the diagnostic quality is superior to any other scanner in operation.” Dr. Rehman continues, “The process is also a lot kinder for many patients, as we will only rarely need to use Beta Blockers to slow the patient’s heart rate for imaging, and will, therefore, be able to complete the scan more promptly, conveniently, and at a higher quality.”

 Ultra helical scanning capabilities reduce the scanning time to seconds, minimising overall examination times, including the length of time patients are required to hold their breath. The exceptional 4D diagnostic imaging can record a moment in time, or over multiple moments, image dynamic blood flow or the mechanics of joint movement.

Dr. Rehman concludes, “The radiology team at The Countess saw 31,000 patients last year and the new scanner will enable us to be even more efficient and accurate, whilst hopefully both improving throughput and reducing radiation dose. In addition, some of the more common follow-up scans can now be performed with much less radiation and no significant compromise of quality.”

 

Shown here, left to right, standing: Emma Fondacaro, CT Superintendent Radiographer and Dr. Amer Rehman, Divisional Medical Director. Next to Dr. Rehman are Canon Medical Systems personnel – Lee Martin, CT Applications Specialist; Graham King, Account Executive, CT/MR/XR, and Heather Dring, CT Applications Specialist,

Seated are, left to right, Mike Roberts, Radiography Support Worker and Chris McManus, Senior Radiographer. Standing behind them is Dr. Javier De-Pablos, Consultant Radiologist
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Rotherham US November 2015

Rotherham Hospital recently purchased a Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound system. Shown here (left to right, standing): Annette Brammer, Deputy Superintendent Sonographer, and Advanced Practitioner Sonographers: Emma Black, Alisha Ellison, Julia Hill, David Winstanley and Lewis Moore. Sonographer Jacki Copley; Louise Higgins, Applications Specialist, Canon Medial Systems and Michelle Speed, Advanced Practitioner Sonographer

Seated, are Advanced Practitioner Sonographers, on the left, Jessica Booker and on the right, Hannah Cummings

 

Canon’s Aplio 500 delivers high quality performance. Based on its innovative High Density Architecture, users can obtain clinical images of exceptional resolution and detail. Canon’s unique iStyleTM productivity suite offers a full host of technologies, providing ergonomic relief by reducing keystrokes, improving workflow and raising the consistency of exams. A smaller, lighter form gives great manoeuvrability, while the fully configurable console and intelligent workflow support functions enable fast exams and productivity.

With features such as QuickScan, greater consistency in exams can be achieved by ensuring that superb image quality is the benchmark at all times. With a simple push of a button, the user can automatically optimise image quality in 2D and spectral Doppler modes with acoustic precision while suppressing unnecessary noise and clutter in echo-weak regions.

 

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.  We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:

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The Radiology Department at Solihull Hospital, part of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust recently purchased three Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound scanners as replacement systems for general radiology.

Ann Britton, Site Lead Sonographer says, “We chose Canon equipment for its ease-of-use and also the expertise and knowledge provided by Canon’s support staff. We were really pleased with how smoothly the installation process went. Ann continues, “The new systems have been supplied with Canon’s Smart Fusion imaging and we are looking forward to using the new software once we have been trained by Canon staff.”

Canon’s range of Aplio ultrasound systems deliver outstanding performance offering a wide selection of advanced imaging and quantification tools to supply valuable additional information that can help avoid supplementary exams. Its High Density Architecture provides clinical images of exceptional resolution and detail so that the diagnostic answer is always available quickly and reliability. In addition, the comprehensive iStyle+ Productivity Suite supplies the user with a wealth of workflow enhancements and automation functions to improve efficiency and consistency of exams.

It comes with Smart Fusion, Canon’s virtual navigation software that enables the user to remain fully focused on interventional procedures at all times. It allows the sonographer to correlate different imaging modalities in real-time, and to locate difficult lesions, faster, as well as securely navigating complex anatomy and improving confidence while carrying out invasive procedures.

Smart Fusion reads 3D DICOM data sets from all major imaging modalities and shows the corresponding images, in real-time, adjacent to the live ultrasound display. For a comprehensive pre- and post-evaluation of the intervention, Smart Fusion permits the user to work in any ultrasound imaging mode, including colour Doppler and contrast-enhanced ultrasound.

Matching the transducer position with the pre-acquired 3D set is a simple and quick two-step process. By moving the transducer over the region of interest, it is possible to browse the area simultaneously in both real-time ultrasound and pre-acquired volume data. Intelligent target and marker points facilitate navigation in the region of interest. A magnetic position sensor with sub-millimetre accuracy allows for precise spatial correlation of different imaging modalities in real-time. Attaching the sensor to the transducer shaft facilitates undisturbed imaging and intervention.

 

Pictured at the handover, left to right, standing: Donna Holdcroft, Ultrasound Clinical Specialist, and Jackie Chambers, Ultrasound Applications Specialist, both of Canon Medical Systems; Lianne Nichols, Sonographer; Dr. F. Khattar, Consultant Radiologist; Dr. S. Cooper, Consultant Radiologist & Clinical Lead, Gynaecology; Rachel Jordan, Sonographer and Dr. A. Shimal, Consultant Radiologist

Seated in front, left to right, Ann Britton, Site Lead Sonographer, and Dr. K. Bhatt and Dr. M.Djaerman, Consultant Radiologists

 

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Birmingham Heartlands Hospital recently acquired two Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound scanners as part of the Heart of England’s NHS Foundation Trust’s equipment replacement programme. The Trust purchased in total five Aplio 500 systems, with Solihull Hospital receiving the other three units. 

Ryan Carr, Clinical Lead Sonographer at Heart of England NHS Trust says, “We reviewed a number of machines from different manufacturers and decided that Canon was best for our clinical needs. The image quality has greatly improved and we are now in the early stages of introducing fusion scanning. There is a large selection of probes to choose from and we have invested in a 3D transvaginal probe to improve our capabilities within this area.”

Canon’s Aplio 500 delivers high quality performance. Based on its innovative High Density Architecture, users can obtain clinical images of exceptional resolution and detail. It comes with a wide range of tools and options for advanced imaging and interventions.

Correlating different imaging modalities in real-time, Canon’s Smart Fusion allows the user to locate difficult lesions faster, to navigate complex anatomy securely, and to improve confidence when carrying out invasive procedures. For a comprehensive pre- and post-interventional evaluation, Smart Fusion enables the sonographer to work in any ultrasound imaging mode, including colour Doppler and contrast-enhanced ultrasound.

In addition, Smart Fusion reads 3D DICOM datasets from all major imaging modalities and shows the corresponding images contained in real-time, adjacent to the live ultrasound display.

Commenting on the installation and training supplied by Canon, Ryan adds, “We found the whole process, from our trial runs with the machines, to completion of the project to be seamless and the applications specialists have been tremendously supportive. We often asked Canon, sometimes at short notice, to provide training and they have always been accommodating. Overall, we have been impressed with Canon’s ability to provide high quality scan machines, as well as a first-class support system.”

 

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Shown here (left to right) at the handover of the equipment is:

Donna Holdcroft, Ultrasound Clinical Specialist, Canon Medical Systems, with Registrars, Dr. Qazi Jahenzeb; Dr. Laura Davies and Dr. Hayder Al-Assam. Kamaljeet Nagra, Clinical Lead Sonographer and Dr. Ben Miller, Consultant Radiologist

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:

Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, part of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, recently acquired a Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound system for obstetric scanning.

Rebecca Coombes, Acting Superintendent Sonographer says, “We chose the Canon Aplio 500 because it offers excellent resolution on images, with an ergonomically effective small high-frequency curved array probe. We are all finding it a pleasure to work with.”

The Aplio 500 comes equipped with a wide range of powerful clinical tools. Its modular design with raw data functionality is easy to upgrade as individual demands grow, and its compact design with adjustable console and fully articulating monitor arm enables the user to create an ergonomic work environment in virtually any clinical setting. The system’s premium quality LCD screen with the four-axis arm can move and swivel into perfect position for better viewing and protection from neck, shoulder and eye strain.

In addition, Aplio’s fully programmable console can be customised to suit individual clinical needs and personal preferences simply by reassigning functions to the keys of choice. This results in better reach, fewer keystrokes and a shorter learning curve. The mode-sensitive touch screen, which is also programmable, enables direct access to complex measurements, labels and advanced functions. Its 3D multi-functional keys offer four degrees of freedom for outstanding usability, and their mode-sensitive function is fully programmable and displayed on the adjacent touch screen in an easy-to-understand manner.

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Shown here, (left to right) Natasha Litherland, Student Sonographer; Jackie Dummer, Midwife Sonographer; Rebecca Coombes, Acting Superintendent Sonographer, and Amanda Sutton, Kathryn Hicks and Geeta Singh, Sonographers

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Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital recently went live with its new Canon Ultimax-i X-ray system, located in a brand new building, on the site of the old hospital. Canon supplied an Ultimax-i C-arm with overhead tube crane and vertical chest stand, providing a new fluoroscopy service as well as a back-up for the hospital’s general X-ray room. Included in the options purchased by Nuffield Health Cambridge are Canon’s 512-frame Retrospective Fluoro Record and Extension Reference Tool.

Commenting on the new installation, Michelle West, Radiology Manager, says, “The new system, which replaced an old machine, gives us more capabilities to perform different procedures. We chose the unit because we were impressed with the ease-of-use and the imaged quality. With the new Ultimax-i, we are now able to perform interventional procedures, such as lumbar punctures, nephrostomies and joint injection.” Michelle adds, “The Canon staff have been great; very helpful and the training was really flexible for our needs. The trainers have also been in touch a couple of times, post-installation to book more training to fill in any gaps.”

Offering versatility and flexibility, Canon’s Ultimax-i is able to cover a wide range of clinical imaging and interventional needs. It comes with a 43 x 43 flat panel detector and includes an integrated C-arm that eliminates the need for the patient to be moved from the table. Capable of performing multi-purpose examinations, including conventional X-ray, fluoroscopy and angiography, its innovative design enables AP and PA examinations and provides a multi-directional interactive digital C-arm system, which ensures an ideal solution for all patients.

The 512-Retrospective Fluoro Record allows, during normal screening, for any of the last 512-frames of acquisition to be stored for later review, should something of interest be noticed during the fluoro run and the prospective fluoro record was not previously enabled. No additional radiation exposure is required to implement this dose-saving function.

The Extension Reference Tool enables multiple DR images to be acquired by the C-arm X-ray tube and detector, and for the resultant images to be stitched together. Typical examinations include load-bearing leg lengths, long legs and scoliosis spines.

Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital - Canon Ultimax-i X-ray system
Shown here, left to right: Colin Pellow, Account Executive, CT/X-RAY/MRI & Connectivity, Canon Medical Systems; Michelle West, Radiology Manager, Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital; Chi Burt, Sales Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Fatima Carvalho, Deputy Radiology Manager at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital and Daniel Parr, X-ray Clinical Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems

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X-ray equates to 13 stoves and 50,781 litres of water

Canon’s Aquilion ONE VISION Edition and Vitrea Advanced reporting system were recently chosen by The Bournemouth Nuffield Hospital. The new equipment is part of a larger development of a private cardiac centre of excellence in a large urban conurbation with an extensive aged demographic.

The hospital was looking for a CT scanner that delivered advanced performance. With its state-of-the-art features, including cardiac and 4D orthopaedic packages, the Aquilion ONE VISION Edition fitted the bill exactly and in addition, as an Aquilion 64 user for eight years, Bournemouth Nuffield also selected Canon equipment based on excellent experience of the Company’s service and applications support.

Since installation, the new system has been highly successful with doses for general work, including chest/abdominal and pelvis scanning dropping by around 75 percent. Bournemouth Nuffield is also establishing a new cardiac CT service.

Marie Helps Imaging Services Manager says, “We have named the new scanner KOJI, Japanese for ‘second shining son’, as this our second Canon system and it outshines the first one. The new scanner with the Canon Vitrea advanced reporting system was chosen as an integral part of a larger project. This was to establish a cardiac centre of excellence in this area. The new system has reduced our patient dose to very low levels, while delivering improved image quality and enabling the very highest level of diagnostic CT across the board. 

Marie continues, “The project was challenging in terms of access, and other physical confines of our basement department, but Canon’s project delivery was on time, on budget and we were delighted with the final result.”

The Aquilion ONE VISION Edition provides robust clinical solutions, offering a successful outcome with the lowest possible radiation exposure and highest quality diagnostic image, first time, every time. It comes with Canon’s new PUREVision detector which provides unparalleled image resolution and dose savings, offering unique benefits for cardiac care.   The scanner produces high quality images and fast workflow by capturing the entire heart in one rotation with 640 slices. In addition, it can accommodate bariatric patients and those with high heart rates with a gantry rotation of 0.275 seconds and a large bore of 78 cm.

The system’s lesion visualisation and myocardial perfusion capability allow clinicians to visualise and quantify myocardial ischemia with a single CT examination and Canon’s third generation iterative dose reconstruction software, AIDR 3D, offers simplified dose reduction that procedures the image quality needed for diagnosis at low dose.

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Shown here (left to right)  Kelly Williams, Lead CT Radiographer; Mark Foxall, Account Executive, CT/XR/MR, Canon Medical Systems; Alexandra Marques, Radiographer; David McNair, Hospital Director; Leila Solomans, Radiographer; Marie Helps, Imaging Services Manager  and Simon Weeden, UK South Manager, Canon Medical Systems.

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping and delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:

CT equates to 12 stoves and 48,365 litres of water

The Ultrasound Department at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, which is run by Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust, recently acquired two Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound systems.

The Canon equipment was chosen for its high image quality, ergonomics and manoeuvrability.  Beverley Evans, Head of Ultrasound at Grimsby Hospital, “The addition of the two Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound machines to our current departmental facilities will allow us to provide improved image quality. Vascular and MSK imaging will benefit especially from this improvement in image quality, thus allowing the Trust to continue to offer our patients a first class service. In addition to the improved quality, the systems were also chosen for their excellent ergonomic design and are very user friendly, thus ensuring safe working conditions for the staff as well.”  

Canon’s Aplio 500 delivers high quality performance. Based on its innovative High Density Architecture, users can obtain clinical images of exceptional resolution and detail. Canon’s unique iStyleTM productivity suite offers a full host of technologies, providing ergonomic relief by reducing keystrokes, improving workflow and raising the consistency of exams. A smaller, lighter form gives great manoeuvrability while the fully configurable console and intelligent workflow support functions enable fast exams and productivity.

With features such as QuickScan, greater consistency in exams can be achieved by ensuring that superb image quality is the benchmark at all times. With a simple push of a button, the user can automatically optimise image quality in 2D and spectral Doppler modes with acoustic precision while suppressing unnecessary noise and clutter in echo-weak regions.

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Shown here (left to right) Emma Roberts, Advanced Health Care Assistant; Cara Duffy-White, Angela Cliff and Liz Bowles, Advanced Practitioner Sonographers; Oby Odunsi-Gibson, Student Sonographer; Beverley Evans, Head of Ultrasound at Grimsby Hospital; Nick Church, Advanced Practitioner Sonographer; Louise Higgins,  Ultrasound Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems and Gale Kerr, Advanced Health Care Assistant 

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:

Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Canon Medical Systems recently installed an Ultimax-i fluoroscopy system at Central Middlesex Hospital, part of London North West Healthcare NSH Trust. The new equipment, which comes with a 43 x 43 cm flat panel detector, is equipped to enable the department to perform multi-purpose examinations, including conventional X-ray, fluoroscopy and angiography exams. Its innovative design provides a multi-directional interactive digital C-arm system, which makes it an ideal solution for all patients.

Dr. Philip Shorvon, Consultant Radiologist says, “The system is well-designed for patient access, which is particularly important for procedures such as ERCP, where equipment and several personnel need proximity to the patient. The large field of the detector plate and the full 180° movement of the table make the equipment very versatile. It is also possible to place a wheelchair between the table and detector for video swallows.”    

Offering versatility and flexibility, Canon’s Ultimax-i is able to cover a wide range of clinical imaging and interventional needs. The C-arm and table positioning allows the patient to rest comfortably during exams and the low table height puts patients at ease. The tabletop may be lowered to only 52 cm above the floor, this height being ideal to meet the requirements of patients in wheelchairs, significantly reducing the burden on operators and assistants during patient transfer. Once the patient is initially positioned on the table, the quiet, smooth operation of the table-tilt can perform subsequent positioning without additional patient manipulation. In addition, anatomical coverage from head to toe is in excess of two metres, taking into account the scanning range of 163 cm and the size of the 43 x 43 cm detector.

The Ultimax-i brings all the benefits of flat panel detector technology together with a comprehensive dose reduction programme. Effective dose management is available with a variety of fingertip controls. For instance, three dose modes immediately reduce dose by up to sixty percent, and three filters reduce hard and soft X-ray exposure. Unique to the Ultimax is the ability to rotate the X-ray Rectilinear Light Beam Collimator in both radiographic and fluoroscopic modes, further reducing X-ray dose to the patient.

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Shown here, (left to right) Dr. Philip Shorvon, Consultant Radiologist; Bozenna Wereszczynska, Clinical Lead, Radiology; Katarzyna Guz, Radiographer; Stephen Whale, Account Executive, Canon Medical Systems and Mr. Alberto Isla, Consultant Surgeon

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping and delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:

X-ray equates to 13 stoves and 50,781 litres of water

Pictured here with the new Canon Aplio 300 ultrasound system, (left to right), are Miriam Griffiths, Breast Screening Superintendent and Programme Manager, & Superintendent Radiographer; Bincy Alias, Mammography Assistant; Lynn Parkington, Ultrasound Sales Specialist, Canon Medical Systems, and Christine Muir, Mammographer. The new scanner, which replaced existing equipment, will be used for further investigation of follow-up cases that have been re-called after screening. It will also be used to perform ultrasound-guided needle biopsies.

Dr. Michael Crotch-Harvey, Consultant Radiologist comments, “We have used Canon

ultrasound machines for breast work for many years now as they produce consistently good imaging in breast patients. We wanted to have a machine that produced qualitatively similar images to those which we were used to and which operated in a way with which we were familiar.  Swapping transducers between machines is an additional benefit. The new equipment has a panoramic feature which we have found very useful in delineating the size of large lesions and demonstrating the relationship of tumours to the nipple.”

The Aplio 300 offers advanced performance that can be relied on day-after-day. Cost-effective, productive and versatile, it provides superior imaging with outstanding depth and detail for the widest range of clinical specialities. In addition, comprehensive on-board programmes allow the user to review, manage and report conveniently on the system or via a network. It fits perfectly into individual work practices with a software-driven platform that is easy to configure and to upgrade, to meet the demands of patient workload and fast-changing clinical practice.

The system comes equipped with a wide range of powerful clinical tools for advanced visualisation, quantification and intervention. Its modular design with raw data functionality is easy to upgrade, allowing it to grow at any time, according to clinical demands. Lighter and with a smaller footprint, the Aplio 300 is designed to increase mobility, to optimise viewing and to provide an ergonomic workplace. With Canon’s comprehensive iStyle+ Productivity Suite, it supplies a wealth of workflow enhancements and automation functions, improving the efficiency and consistency of exams, and allowing the user to focus on the patient.

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Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.  We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy usage for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:

Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Canon Medical Systems recently installed a Canon Astelion Advance 16-slice CT scanner at the local veterinary clinic within the Pets At Home store in Pitsea, Basildon, Essex. The new equipment was opened by the Deputy Mayor of Basildon, Danny Lawrence. The store is part of Vets4Pets/Companion Care, the largest veterinary group in the UK. This is the first CT scanner to be purchased by the Vets4Pets/Companion Care group.

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon, Olushola Idowu, says “We selected the Canon equipment for its ease-of-use and image quality. The scanner is already very busy imaging small mammals, particularly cats, and, in fact, we are finding that people, now that they know we have this facility, prefer to bring their pets to our practice.”      

Canon Medical Systems put together a unique Vet CT package, offering state-of-the-art CT scanner technology based on the company’s Astelion Advance 16-slice system. This is supported with a bespoke Vet CT service maintenance and clinical applications package. The new scanner comes with Canon’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR-3D) software which minimises patient dose and in turn reduces system power requirements for routine CT scans.

The Astelion Advance is the only entry level mutli-slice CT system in the industry offering iterative reconstruction, as implemented on Canon’s elite systems. Delivering routine low-dose scans, it offers performance and value for every day imaging needs. It comes with software to enable multi-planar reformats to be reconstructed in any plane, allowing full visualisation of patient scans, including 3D reconstructions of vascular and orthopaedic regions of interest.

Another advantage is its small footprint, which is ideal in small veterinary practices. In addition, to protect the environment and improve the quality of life, the Astelion Advance Edition reduces carbon footprint and lowers medical radiation exposure.

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Shown here (left to right) Toby Hartshorn, Veterinary Surgeon; Jenny Gordon, CT Nurse; ‘Murphy’, Jenny’s dog; Olushola Idowu, Joint Partner & Veterinary Surgeon; Justine Feltham, Veterinary Nurse, and Colin Pellow, Account Executive, Canon Medical Systems

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:

CT equates to 12 stoves and 48,365 litres of water

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Myocardial CT Perfusion Advanced – Course

Date : 16/09/2015 – 18/09/2015
Location : Copenhagen, Denmark
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The Advanced course is in addition to the introductory workshop on myocardial CT perfusion (CTP). This clinical case oriented course is specifically meant for experienced users who already have a basic knowledge of CTP (in addition to extensive experience in coronary CT angiography) and who would like to improve their CTP reading skills.

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Harefield Hospital, part of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, recently purchased a Canon Infinix-i Cath Lab, comprising a single plane, floor mounted system with 20 x 20 cm flat panel detector and Canon’s latest innovations ‘Spot Fluoro’ and DTS (patient dose tracking system).

Canon’s ‘SpotFluoro’ enables interventional efficiency while enhancing dose reduction capabilities. Physicians can observe a region of anatomy using live fluoroscopy while viewing the Last Image Hold (LIH) surrounding area. DTS, Dose Tracking System is a dose awareness tool that provides estimated dose information for the patient’s body surface in real time.   Harefield is one of the first sites in Europe to use these new technologies.

Commenting on the new system and installation process, Mark Bowers, Cath Lab Manager says, “Canon managed the design, build and installation as a turnkey project of Lab 4 at Harefield. This is our primary lab, so it was imperative that the system was installed according to the programme with minimal disruption to the department. There was great communication with the Canon project team throughout the programme, which contributed to the smoothest replacement project that we have ever experienced at the hospital.”

Chris Prytherch, Cath Lab Superintendent Radiographer adds, “After a careful equipment evaluation process we selected Canon to supply our primary Cath Lab at Harefield Hospital.   The installation was a very smooth process and we are delighted with the Infinix-i system.   In addition to the excellent image quality, Canon has a number of unique features that dramatically reduce patient dose and improve the workflow of the department. We would certainly recommend Canon and all of my team are very happy to work in the Infinix-i Lab.”

The Canon Infinix-i system comes complete with a C-arm allowing full lateral movement with fingertip-to-fingertip movement without the need to move the patient, and direct right-left coverage enables a convenient radial approach and easy imaging of off-centre anatomy.

It also comes equipped with Sequential Navigation so that when a clinician needs to “navigate” quickly through an exam, the system can duplicate preferred angles, projections and acquisition parameters by the touch of a button. Parameters can be changed as needed throughout the procedure without disrupting Sequential Navigation.

In addition, the new system features a comprehensive dose reduction package. Canon’s beam filtration can dramatically reduce absorbed patient dose and radiation scatter.  At the tableside, clinicians can select the mode of choice to limit dose and optimise image quality.

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(Shown here left to right) Daniel Parr, Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Mark Williams, Estates Manager; Emma Bell, Senior Radiographer; Stephen Whale, Account Executive, Canon Medical Systems; Maria Swan, Business Relationship Manager IT; Mark Bowers, Cardiology/Project Manager; Pauline Nokes, Project Secretary; Vincent Berry, Construction Project Manager; Karen O’Brien, Senior Cardiac Physiologist and Chris Prytherch, Cath Lab Service Manager

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy useful for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: X-ray equates to 13 stoves and 50,781 litres of water

 

The Women’s & Children’s Department at Hull Royal Infirmary recently acquired five new Canon ultrasound systems. The Department purchased four Aplio 500 scanners and one Xario 200 machine. The four Aplio 500s replaced aged Canon systems.

The Canon equipment was chosen for its high image quality, ergonomics and manoeuvrability. Dr. Anne-Marie Coady, Consultant Radiologist and Lead for Obstetrics & Gynaecological Ultrasound says, “We have been using Canon equipment here in Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Women &Children’s Hospital, Hull for almost fifteen years and we have always found the equipment to be very well suited to all aspects of women’s health imaging. The advances in technology have always been at the forefront of imaging and the company has always been very supportive to the ever-evolving needs of a very busy, modern obstetric and gynaecology department.”

Continuing, Dr. Coady comments, “The equipment is user-friendly and meets all the ergonomic requirements needed to keep pace with the increasingly demanding workload encountered by ultrasound departments. The support during installation of all the new equipment has always been exemplary, but the after sales support and attention is amongst the best we have encountered; nothing has been too much for the application specialists assigned to Hull. Canon has also been enormously supportive of ultrasound educational courses.”

Canon’s Aplio 500 delivers high quality performance. Based on its innovative High Density Architecture, users can obtain clinical images of exceptional resolution and detail. Canon’s unique iStyleTM productivity suite offers a full host of technologies, providing ergonomic relief by reducing keystrokes, improving workflow and raising the consistency of exams. A smaller, lighter form gives great manoeuvrability while the fully configurable console and intelligent workflow support functions enable fast exams and productivity.

Smaller, smarter and simpler, the Xario 200 comes with outstanding image quality and superior workflow in an easy-to-handle, compact scanner.

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Shown here (left to right, standing) Pam Jennings, Receptionist; Louise Gibson and Catriona Watt, Sonographers; Dr, Anne-Marie Coady, Consultant Radiologist; Lauren Turney, Receptionist; Emily Coulson, Sonographer; Louise Higgins, Ultrasound Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Charlotte Collier and Emily McHugh, Student Radiographers;  Heidi Roche, Receptionist; Ann Brown Sonographer; Eileen Williamson, Support Worker, and Chris Harrison, Lead Sonographer in Obstetrics

Kneeling in front, left to right, Vicky Elvin, Support Worker; Shauna Smith, Student Radiographer and Margaret Mullaney, Sonographer

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary recently acquired a Canon Aquilion PRIME CT scanner. The new equipment which replaced an existing Canon CT system will enable the hospital to offer the very latest in cutting-edge technology to patients, including cardiac imaging. As well as being cardiac enabled, the new equipment comes equipped with an advanced interventional package, and a cross-site Vitrea Advanced thin-client solution.

The Aquilion PRIME combines fast scanning in conjunction with high speed reconstructions, allowing images to be instantly available for review before the patient leaves the exam room.   The combination of state-of-the-art hardware technology and advanced clinical applications provides improved patient care across a broad spectrum of clinical cases.

Lucy Thomson, CT Lead Radiographer comments, “Having previously had a Canon scanner, we knew already they are very reliable machines and we were also familiar with the functions, which reduced the training period. We like the speed, reliability and ease-of-use of the new system, which is helping us improve our throughput and reduce waiting lists. We also found the Canon staff very efficient and helpful.”

Canon’s Aquilion PRIME is the ideal system for imaging departments that need to deliver a diverse variety of examinations. The system has streamlined workflow and produces high quality images at the lowest possible radiation dose. Canon’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction, AIDR 3D Advanced, reduces image noise by up to fifty percent allowing the patient dose to be reduced by up to 75 percent compared to conventional scanners. AIDR 3D is seamlessly integrated into the scanner’s workflow, assuring superb image quality at a minimum dose for every patient, with no penalty on patient throughput or image reconstruction speed.

The scanner at Huddersfield has been delivered with Canon’s automated cardiac software.   SURECardio monitors the heart-rate of a patient and adapts the scanning parameters to the optimal settings during the examination, compensating for fluctuations in heart rate, and ensuring a robust, reliable and reproducible scan in even the most challenging clinical scenario.

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Shown here, left to right, standing, Graham King, Account Executive and Heather Dring, Applications Specialist, both of Canon Medical Systems; Debra Unshorn and Victoria Woodward, CT Radiographers; Lucy Thomson, CT Lead Radiographer and Dr. Heshan Panditaratne, Consultant Radiologist

Seated in front, left to right, Maria Jedrzejczak, CT Radiographer; Danielle Lewis, Radiology Assistant and Catherine Driver, CT Advanced Practitioner

The Dorset Breast Screening Unit recently purchased two Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound systems. The Unit selected the scanners for their superior image quality and also for the potential they offer to expand their services to include shearwave elastography and microbubble studies of the axilla. One of the new machines was a replacement, and the additional system was purchased as part of a service development.

Stella Campbell and Lisa Bisset, Consultant Radiographers both endorse the new equipment, saying, “We are delighted with the two Canon systems which have increased throughput and productivity in our clinics. The scanners, which are specifically used for breast work, are efficient and easy-to-use.”

The Aplio 500 offers advanced performance that can be relied on day-after-day. Cost-effective and versatile, it provides superior imaging with outstanding depth and clarity.

Canon’s shear wave technology is a highly accurate and reproducible tool that provides integrated measurement and reporting for seamless integration into clinical workflow. It provides a quantitative measure and dynamic visual display of tissue stiffness in a variety of clinical settings, with raw data functionality to assist in localising and assessing palpable masses with high accuracy, sensitivity and reproducibility in a wide range of clinical settings.   Different degrees of tissue elasticity can be quantified or colour-coded in parametric images, making suspicious tissue changes quantifiable and visible in the ultrasonic image.

In addition, the Aplio 500 supplied to Dorset Breast Screening came with Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS). Canon’s comprehensive contrast imaging package allows the user to assess perfusion dynamics in a wide range of clinical settings. Depending on the system configuration, up to 24 transducers support contrast-enhanced studies, including an ample variety of specialised probes such as high frequency, intra-operative, intra-cavity and 3D/4D transducers.

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Shown here (left to right, standing), Suzanne Holloway, Breast Imaging Manager; Gilly Adams, Dorset Breast Screening Unit Assistant; Lisa Bisset,  Consultant Radiographer, and Melanie Huish, Deputy Superintendent Radiographer

Seated on the left is Stella Campbell, Consultant Radiographer, and on the right, Dr. Nicola Robson, Consultant Radiologist

Canon Medial Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.  We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Royal Surrey County Hospital recently acquired a Canon Ultimax-i X-ray fluoroscopy system. Elisabeth Main, GI Advanced Practitioner, says, “We find the Canon Ultimax a very easy machine to use and particularly appreciate the low table height which facilitates the transfer of immobile and wheelchair patients. In addition, our patients all love the ceiling installation with its creative lighting. It is proving to be a much more relaxing experience for them.” Elisabeth continues, “We had an old Canon Ultimax and as well as its excellent image quality and the low dose, we opted for the Ultimax again because of the excellent service support we always receive from Canon.”

As a multi-purpose RF system the Ultimax is capable of a wide variety of exams including hystero-salpingograms, and is also used as back-up for interventional procedures. In addition to its excellent image quality and low dose, the installation of a Relax & View ceiling, as part of the Canon turnkey project and normally only seen in high-end modalities such as CT, is a particular improvement for HSG patients.

With the Ultimax-i the Royal Surrey County Hospital has acquired a versatile, flexible system, designed to satisfy a wide range of clinical imaging and interventional needs. In fact the Ultimax offers ‘three systems in one’, with angiography, radiography/fluoroscopy and direct radiography all in the one unit. The C-arm system with a digital X-ray table is provided with remote and local operation, with rapid table and C-arm motion allowing virtually any position and projection whilst capturing high-resolution clinical images. It covers all gastrointestinal studies, interventional radiology and angiographic procedures without compromise.

Designed with patient comfort and safety in mind, following the initial positioning, the Ultimax can assume any orientation required, with anti-collision technology in place to protect the patient at all times. It comes with a minimum table to floor height of 50 cm, providing greater comfort for patients with poor mobility.  In addition, a comprehensive dose reduction programme, consisting of various hard- and software features, ensures the optimum result at lowest dose.

Anatomical coverage from head to toe is in excess of two metres, taking into account the scanning range of 163 cm and the dimensions of the 43 x 43 cm detector. The 90°/90° table-tilt allows added flexibility for multi-purpose techniques such as gastrointestinal studies, urological exams, etc, and C-arm and digital acquisition controls permit bolus chasing DSA for extremity imaging. A triple-focus X-ray rube that facilities imaging of finely detailed

anatomy and a fluoro digital compensation filter allows real-time image enhancement.  In addition, multiple images can be linked as a single image so that the spine and lower extremities can be displayed in a single view.

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Shown here, left to right, Wendy Dengate, Radiology Directorate Services Manager; Christopher Moore, Radiographer; Jann Paton, Interventional Lead Radiographer; Dr. Alex Horton, Consultant Radiologist; Mark Foxall, Account Executive CT/XR/MR, Canon Medical Systems and Anita Sankar, Radiographer

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy useful for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: X-ray equates to 13 stoves and 50,781 litres of water

The Forth Valley Royal Hospital, part of NHS Forth Valley Healthboard, recently procured a Canon Xario 200 ultrasound machine for use within its gynaecology and outpatients clinics.    The new scanner, which is the first of its type in Scotland, replaced an existing system.

The Xario 200 is easy to use and comes with a small footprint. The Departmental Manager, Front Door Services of the Women, Children & Sexual Health Directorate, Judith Rooney comments, “The system was purchased to support gynaecology scanning within our outpatient clinics. We selected the Canon scanner for its excellent image quality and intuitive software. In fact, due to the flexibility of the system, we plan to utilise it as a contingency scanner when our obstetrics systems are ‘down’ for service and/or repair.” Judith adds, “In addition, Canon has been very attentive and flexible around applications training and ongoing support, fitting in around consultant clinics.”

Smaller, smarter and simpler, the Xario 200 provides outstanding image quality and superior workflow in an easy-to-handle, compact scanner. It comes with lightweight transducers that cover a large variety of clinical applications and offer superb image quality.

Offering excellent ergonomics, the Xario 200 features a very attractive and compact system designed, with a small body that is extremely lightweight, for rapid and easy transportability in every clinical environment. It sets new standards of ergonomics with a height adjustable console over a large range, plus a panel swivel for even more flexibility. Xario’s transducers are also ergonomically shaped with flexible cables and a very slim connector. They are locked to the main system through large levers for secure connection and the active port indicator further enhances workflow.

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Shown left to right: Judith Rooney, Department Manager Women, Children & Sexual Health Directorate; Nicola Fleming, Clinical Specialist Sonographer Midwife and Dr. Shahzya Huda, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust recently acquired a Canon Aquilion RXL 16-slice CT scanner. The new system, which was officially opened by ex-BBC chief news correspondent Kate Adie, was purchased thanks to a campaign to raise the initial funds for a second scanner. The Friends of Yeovil Hospital, Friends of South Petherton Hospital and the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund all responded to the appeal and contributed to the purchase.

The Aquilion RXL system, which complements the hospital’s higher end, Aquilion CXL 128-slice cardiac CT scanner, will provide much-needed extra capacity. Fiona Rooke, Diagnostic Services Manager, comments, “We are delighted with our second CT scanner from Canon. We had a challenging budget, but the Canon Aquilion RXL 16-slice system is great value for money as the system still offers the same low dose technology as our higher end CT, which is a huge advantage for patient scanning flexibility.” Fiona continues, “A second CT has allowed us to provide continuity of service and faster response for patients, and supports trauma imaging, stroke and cancer pathways. We have also always received excellent customer service from Canon.”

The Aquilion RXL 16-slice CT system delivers routine low-dose scans, combining performance and value for every day imaging needs.  A whole-body multi-slice helical scanner, it comes with the latest innovations in multi-slice technology. Featuring the high-performance MegaCoolTM X-ray tube and advanced Quantum detector, the new system enables fast, helical scanning. In addition, although just a 16-slice system, it still comes equipped with Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D), an iterative reconstruction algorithm that has been designed to further reduce dose while preserving excellent image quality. AIDR 3D is standard on all Canon CT scanners.   The Aquilion RXL can also be upgraded to a 32-slice system and provides quality, low dose imaging for reduced CT budgets.

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Shown here, on the left of the scanner is Megan Newberry, Account Executive, Canon Medical Systems. Standing behind the couch: Mark Condron, Senior CT Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Simon Jones, Deputy Superintendent Radiographer CT/MRI;  Graham Martin, CT Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems and Dr. Cenydd Thomas, Consultant Radiologist

Seated in front, from left to right: Fiona Rooke, Diagnostic Services Manager; Samantha Kibby, Superintendent Radiographer CT/MRI; Catherine Howard, Radiology Assistant, and Kate Howells, Senior Radiographer

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: CT equates to 12 stoves and 48,365 litres of water

The Worcestershire Oncology Centre, a brand new 25 million pound centre for cancer patients in Worcestershire, was recently officially opened by HRH the Princess Royal. Equipped with the latest technology, with all facilities under one roof including the Canon Aquilion LB CT scanner, the new centre means that cancer patients will no longer have to travel to Coventry, Cheltenham or Wolverhampton for treatment. Developed in partnership with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, hospital bosses estimate the new centre will save one million miles of travel every year.

The Canon Aquilion LB, which has been designed specifically for oncology, has a 90 cm bore for easy patient positioning and maximum flexibility for treatment planning. With the largest bore size on the market, the Aquilion LB removes historic positioning restrictions apparent in standard bore scanners, and its large scan field of 70 cm covers more anatomy with greater accuracy. As the largest true (non-extrapolated) field-of-view, the 70 cm scan field-of-view is accomplished without extrapolation algorithms by the QuantumPLUS detector. This method provides improved image quality across the entire image during bariatric and CT simulation exams. These key advantages of the large aperture and large scan field allow radiotherapy patients to be scanned in their treatment position, using appropriate immobilisation devices.

Jacky Walters, Clinical Lead Radiographer at the Centre says, “The Canon CT scanner offers good image quality and speed of scanning. The radiographers have found it very easy-to-use and the scanner is an asset to the recently-opened Worcestershire Oncology Centre.” Sarah Mcevoy, a Radiotherapy Radiographer at the centre endorses this view with the comment: “The system is very user friendly, easy to set up and the user interface is very intuitive.”

As with all Canon’s CT scanners the new system incorporates a variety of functions that can significantly reduce the patient exposure dose, including AIDR 3D (Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction in 3D). AIDR 3D can provide a dose reduction in a clinical setting by up to 75 percent when compared to scans performed with traditional Filtered Back Projection (FBP) techniques.   The AIDR 3D algorithm is designed to work in both the raw data and reconstruction domains and optimises image quality for each particular body region. It is fully integrated in Canon’s SUREExposure 3D (automatic exposure control software) for optimised dose control, and adds mere seconds to total reconstruction times. In addition, newly designed hardware maximises reconstruction speed in all applications.

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Shown here: left to right, Megan Newberry, Account Executive Canon Medical Systems; Helena Mccarthy, Laura Catterall and Dean Carrabin, Radiotherapy Radiographers; Heather Dring, Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Sarah Mcevoy and Emily Lau, Radiotherapy Radiographers

Canon Medical has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: CT equates to 47 stoves and 48,365 litres of water.

Canon Medical Systems recently installed a Canon Astelion Advance 16-slice CT scanner at the local veterinary clinic within the Pets At Home store in Pitsea, Basildon, Essex. The new equipment was opened by the Deputy Mayor of Basildon, Danny Lawrence. The store is part of Vets4Pets/Companion Care, the largest veterinary group in the UK. This is the first CT scanner to be purchased by the Vets4Pets/Companion Care group.

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon, Olushola Idowu, says “We selected the Canon equipment for its ease-of-use and image quality. The scanner is already very busy imaging small mammals, particularly cats, and, in fact, we are finding that people, now that they know we have this facility, prefer to bring their pets to our practice.”      

Canon Medical Systems put together a unique Vet CT package, offering state-of-the-art CT scanner technology based on the company’s Astelion Advance 16-slice system. This is supported with a bespoke Vet CT service maintenance and clinical applications package. The new scanner comes with Canon’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR-3D) software which minimises patient dose and in turn reduces system power requirements for routine CT scans.

The Astelion Advance is the only entry level mutli-slice CT system in the industry offering iterative reconstruction, as implemented on Canon’s elite systems. Delivering routine low-dose scans, it offers performance and value for every day imaging needs. It comes with software to enable multi-planar reformats to be reconstructed in any plane, allowing full visualisation of patient scans, including 3D reconstructions of vascular and orthopaedic regions of interest.

Another advantage is its small footprint, which is ideal in small veterinary practices. In addition, to protect the environment and improve the quality of life, the Astelion Advance Edition reduces carbon footprint and lowers medical radiation exposure.

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Shown here (left to right) Toby Hartshorn, Veterinary Surgeon; Jenny Gordon, CT Nurse; ‘Murphy’, Jenny’s dog; Olushola Idowu, Joint Partner & Veterinary Surgeon; Justine Feltham, Veterinary Nurse, and Colin Pellow, Account Executive, Canon Medical Systems

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: CT equates to 12 stoves and 48,365 litres of water

Royal Chesterfield Hospital chose a Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound system for its ease-of-use, intuitive user function, 3D functionality and Canon’s highly valued lifetime applications support.

Shown here, (photo: 006-013842), left to right, standing, are Janet Bown, Jane Barnes and Sian Mead sonographers; Justine Walker, matron, Women’s Health Unit; Sally Revell, sonographer; Dawn Ingham, ultrasound account executive, Canon Medical Systems; Clare Worgan and Rebekah Tzavaras , sonographers; Diane Shepherd, lead sonographer and Louise Higgins, applications specialist, Canon Medical Systems. Seated in front, on the left is Ruth Hutchinson, sonographer and on the right, Nioamh Magnier, sonographer

The Aplio 500 offers advanced performance that can be relied on day-after-day. Cost-effective, productive and versatile, it provides superior imaging with outstanding depth and detail. It is configured for use in the busy Women’s Health Unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, and replaced an aged Canon system. It comes with extra functionalities and increased image quality that will allow the users to scan patients in a faster time frame. It is also equipped with a wide range of probes for use in scanning women in gynaecology and obstetrics, as well as 3D transvaginal capabilities.

The hospital selected the Canon scanner because of its ease-of-use, intuitive user function, 3D functionality and the lifetime applications support from Canon, which is highly valued.  Also included on the system is Canon’s SMI (Superior Micro-vascular Imaging), which complements colour Doppler techniques in visualising small micro-vasculature.   In addition, the Aplio 500 is also equipped with 3D packages. Both of these exciting technologies, along with the quick and easy-to-use functions of the system, backed up by Canon’s applications support, improve the patient experience, due to decreased scanning times and improved image quality.

Chesterfield Royal District General Hospital is part of the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which covers Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales and North Amber Valley (towards the north); the High Peak and North East Derbyshire, with a total population of 416,762.

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.  We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to including manufacturing, shipping and delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Canon Medical Systems recently installed a Canon Aquilion PRIME 80-slice CT system at Gloucester Royal Hospital. The radiology department already has two other CT systems and the new scanner will add extra capacity, and enable the hospital to offer the very latest in cutting-edge technology to its patients.

David Reed, CT.MR Lead Radiographer, comments, “We are delighted with the Canon Aquilion PRIME CT scanner. The image quality is superb with low radiation doses. We are very impressed with Canon’s unique SURESubtraction technologies, SEMAR Metal Artefact Reduction and lateral couch movement. We are currently redeveloping our cardiac services and improving cardiac CT image quality, while extending the range of patients that can be successfully imaged. Support from Canon applications and service has been excellent.”

Canon’s Aquilion PRIME combines high performance with a small footprint for flexibility in siting without compromise in available techniques. The Aquilion PRIME is ideal for imaging department that need to perform a wide variety and number of routine examinations as well as advanced studies, together with streamlined workflow to obtain maximum quality images at the lowest possible radiation dose. In this respect Canon’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction, AIDR 3D, lowers the noise level by up to fifty percent and the patient dose by up to 75 percent compared to conventional scanners.

With pixel-perfect subtraction of bone and calcium, Canon’s SURESubtraction software offers unsurpassed visualisation of vessels and contrast-enhanced tissue structures, providing all the information needed to make a diagnosis with confidence in the shortest time. SEMAR™ technology employs a sophisticated reconstruction algorithm to eliminate artefacts caused by metal, while improving visualisation of the implant, its supporting bone and adjacent soft tissue for an accurate diagnosis. It can be used in routine low-dose scans, and the combination with AIDR 3D provides the best possible image quality without the need for a dedicated scan procedure or additional radiation exposure.

Canon’s unique lateral couch movement of 8.4cm combined with a standard wide bore of 78 cm ensures iso-centric imaging to optimise image quality and dose and prevents further manual handling for the radiographers. This is of great benefit for example, with bariatric patients, immobile patients and for cardiac, orthopaedic, interventional and trauma imaging, where the table can be moved rather than physically move the patient. Patient workflow is improved whilst optimising imaging for the best results.

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Shown here, left to right, David Reed, CT/MR Lead Radiographer; Megan Newberry, Account Executive, Canon Medical Systems; Sue Merrick, Superintendent Radiographer; Debby Booth, Advanced Practitioner, CT; Mark Condron, Senior Applications Specialist Canon Medical Systems and Alison Hannam, Deputy Superintendent Radiographer.

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping and delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: CT equates to 12 stoves and 48,365 litres of water

The group photo shows delegates and lecturers outside the Airport Hilton Hotel in Manchester, where they attended the ‘3D ultrasound in gynaecology and reproductive healthcare’ run by Clinical Diagnostics and sponsored by Canon Medical Systems.

Feedback from delegates indicated that attendees really appreciated the opportunity for hands-on experience in 3D/4D technology, with several people commenting that the workshops had encouraged them to use 3D in their clinical settings.

Other remarks on a very successful day included praise for the excellent coverage of different pathologies, the interesting images examples and outstanding speakers. One comment summed up the positive feedback from all present, “The course was very enlightening and the physics and mechanics of achieving 3D/4D imaging were clearly explained. It made the concept of 3D image acquisition less intimidating.”

The course was designed to show how 3D (transvaginal) ultrasound scanning offers considerable practical and clinical benefits in key areas of general gynaecology, reproductive medicine and early pregnancy assessments. It covered the technical principles of 3D ultrasound and aspects of scanning techniques, including practical demonstrations as well as hands-on training for delegates.

Topics covered included general gynaecology and evaluation of complex pelvic disease; reproductive gynaecology, and saline infusion sono-hysterography and virtual 3D (“ultrasound hysteroscopy”) imaging; fertility studies and treatment monitoring; early pregnancy and investigation of recurrent miscarriage and first trimester screening and fetal assessments.

Delegates also commented that the course had been well organised and that the venue had been very good. They found the provision of the course contents for future reference on a USB stick useful and helpful.

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Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.  We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water 

Canon Medical systems recently installed a Xario 100 ultrasound system in the Renal Unit at Royal Preston Hospital. The new machine replaced an existing Canon scanner.

Dr. Aimun Ahmed, Renal Physician says, “We selected the Xario 100 for its lightweight and small footprint. The ergonomics of the system are excellent and we find it very easy to manoeuvre. We use it for renal biopsies and venous access and have found it is faster than our old scanner, helping us improve our throughput.”  

Shown here with the Xario 100: (photo Preston 12) on the left, Canon Medical Systems staff: Lynn Parkington, Ultrasound Account Manager and Louise Higgins, Ultrasound Applications Specialist, and on the right, Dr. Aimun Ahmed, Renal Physician.

The Xario 100 is small, smart and simple to use, with outstanding image quality and superior workflow in an easy-to-handle, compact scanner. Offering better ergonomics for the workplace it features a small body that is extremely lightweight for rapid and easy transportability in every clinical environment. It comes with a height adjustable console over a large range and ergonomically shaped transducers with flexible cables and a very slim connector. They are locked to the main system through large levers for secure connection and the active port indicator further enhances workflow.

The large 19 inch high-resolution monitor has a fully articulating monitor arm, and ergonomic handgrip. Xario’s monitor facilitates full screen mode for increased visibility of the smallest detail. In addition, it is equipped with aids such as smart transducer cable management, a standby function to allow quick shutdown and startup in mobile situations, and during probe changes, an illuminated transducer bay area.

Royal Preston Hospital is part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.  We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Festival Medical Services ready to man one of the busiest medical facilities in the country – Over 200,000 festival goers and site workers will result in approximately 4,000 patients during the festival in 2015

Over 500 medical staff prepare to provide care over the period.

Glastonbury, UK. June 17th 2015 – From 24th – 29th June 2015 around 200,000 festival goers and site workers will converge at Glastonbury for the most anticipated music festival of the year.

Each year, a huge number of visitors and support staff continue to push the limits for Festival Medical Services, the charity responsible for providing medical care at Glastonbury. The medical team will serve one of the countries busiest medical facilities during the festival, treating over 4,000 festival goers in 2014, at an average of around 600 patients every day. This year, three local hospitals in Bath, Yeovil and Taunton will take referrals for major injuries.

The field hospital set up includes: two major medical centres for drop-in and ambulance patients, equipped and staffed for minor and major injuries; a 24-hour pharmacy; an emergency dentistry service; a mental health unit, led by consultant psychiatrists; a team of paramedics and first responders who cover the festival site both in 4×4 vehicles and on foot. For major injuries, there is a two-bed resuscitation area directly connected to an ambulance bay as well as a helicopter ambulance facility to provide fast and effective journeys for those needing urgent treatment.

Dr. Mark Regi, consultant vascular interventional radiologist at the Sheffield Vascular Institute heads up the medical imaging team at Glastonbury: “The provision of care at the festival grows more comprehensive each year. It’s important that fast assessment of injury is made to ensure the quickest possible path to treatment is provided. The imaging services save a significant number of transfers to local A&E departments due to the capability on-site. It’s a huge operation for the duration of the festival”.

The shifts at the main medical centres are headed by an A&E doctor, who will work with a team of other specialty doctors working in shifts through the festival. The team is backed up by a team of nurses, physiotherapists and podiatrists. In addition to this, every day, a consultant paediatrician, a surgeon, gynaecology consultant, a consultant radiologist and anaesthetist are available for referrals from the A&E unit as patients are triaged through assessment to treatment quickly and effectively.

Working in partnership with the Festival Medical Services team, the Canon medical ultrasound imaging equipment forms an important part of the services care provision. A 24-hour ultrasound service is manned by a team of six consultant radiologists, all from major teaching units covering a range of sub-specialties. All are on-call over the six-day period and are backed up by a team of radiographers, providing constant and consistent availability for festival goers.

The imaging team usually performs over 20 ultrasounds per festival, using Canon Viamo™ portable ultrasound scanners, which are provided for the festival duration free of charge together with a team to help operate the equipment. Rob Hawkes, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital helps lead the radiology team during the festival. He comments: “The imaging team provides an important role during the festival. In 2013, we had an unfortunate incident where a festival goer suffered a penetrating chest trauma injury. Having easy and immediate access to the imaging equipment helped save a life with an echo cardiograph showing serious bleeding around the patient’s heart. The story ended well with the patient recovering after emergency stabilising interventions on site and rapid transfer to the regional cardiothoriacic centre. It’s an effective demonstration of the speed with which we can assess and refer quickly for treatment. From a scan taking place to the patient arriving at Bristol Heart Hospital happened within 35 minutes using land, then air ambulance.”

“As well as the patient benefits, there are strong economic reason for an onsite radiology unit. It costs on average £250 for each hospital transfer, not to mention the extra loading on local A&E departments and their radiology departments if we were to refer all patients. The imaging equipment allows us to provide a better service for festival goers through quick and effective on-site assessment and immediate treatment options for minor injuries.”

As well as the extremely rare medical emergencies, the last few festivals have seen emerging trends with regard to the importance of imaging with a growing number of festival goers in early pregnancy who have needed reassurance that their pregnancy remained healthy. Over the past three years the majority of the ultrasound has been of pregnant visitors and that number is growing every year. The women’s health service also includes a gynaecological consultant who works closely with a sonographer. Non urgent scans take place every morning during the festival.

Dr. Hawkes adds: “In terms of the most frequent injuries that require scans on site, the rain and mud have caused a growing number of lower leg fracture injuries over the last couple of festivals. In very muddy conditions, boots become stuck in the mud and festivals goers fall awkwardly causing severe strains or leg breaks at worst”.

Canon Medical Systems UK Managing Director, Mark Hitchman comments: “Canon Medical Systems is proud to support one of the world’s most popular festivals. Our flexible ultrasound imaging equipment will help fast and efficient identification of injury during the event, helping the services offer the best patient care of its kind”.

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About Festival Medical Services

Festival Medical Services is a registered medical charity, whose clinical volunteers are skilled and experienced health professionals.

We provide quality event medical services and all levels of medical care in a challenging environment. FMS supports charitable projects around the world.

Festival Medical Services is:

  • A registered charity providing comprehensive event medical services at mass gatherings
  • A not for profit organisation raising funds for medical and environmental projects around the world
  • Regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for Ambulance & Imaging Activities
  • A regulated training organisation accredited by QualSafe to deliver OfQual regulated QCF awards

 

Festival Medical Services started in 1979 as a small group of local medical staff providing cover at the Glastonbury Festival. From simple beginnings and basic facilities in the early years, FMS kept pace as Glastonbury developed into the largest festival of contemporary performing arts in Europe and now, FMS provides a sophisticated range of services including, A&E specialists, four-wheel drive ambulance logistics, computerised patient registration and tracking, pharmacy services, dental services, mental health services, physiotherapy treatments, podiatry, safeguarding team, health & safety, command and control and many more. www.festival-medical.org

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Canon Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon. For more information please visit www.toshiba-medical.co.jp/tmd/English

For further information:

Contact: Blaise Hammond / Phone: 07713 684597 / E-mail: blaise@terranovapr.co.uk

Rebecca Miller – rmiller@tmse.nl

About Canon
Canon is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Canon Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Canon was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 210,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61.7 billion). Visit Canon’s website at http://www.toshiba.co.jp

ZOETERMEER, The Netherlands, 13 May 2015 – Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V. announced today that Mrs. Myriam Guiral has been named General Manager, Canon Medical Systems Belgium.

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Mrs Myriam Guiral, General Manager, Canon Medical Systems Belgium

In her new role, Myriam has full P&L responsibility for business activities in Belgium and Luxembourg and is in charge of the development and implementation of strategic marketing plans that drive growth and profitability for the subsidiary.

“Myriam brings a wealth of experience and expertise in our business domain and we are confident that she, together with our Belgian colleagues, can significantly grow our Belgian subsidiary” said Jos Ruis, vice president, Canon.

Prior to joining Canon, Myriam held several senior business positions driving strategies for business growth in the Medical Healthcare Industry.

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About Canon Medical Systems Europe
With headquarters in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, Canon Medical Systems Europe (CMSE) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in Europe. For more information, visit the CMSE website at http://toshiba-medical.eu

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation
Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Canon Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon. Visit Canon Medical Systems Corporation’s website at https://global.medical.canon

About Canon
Canon is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Canon Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Canon was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 210,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61.7 billion). Visit Canon’s website at http://www.toshiba.co.jp

TOKYO – Canon Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced it has been appointed an Official Sponsor of the Rugby World Cup 2015, renewing the company’s support for the biggest tournament in rugby for the third consecutive time.

Rugby World Cup 2015 will see 48 matches take place across England and Wales from September 18 to October 31, 2015.

Canon’s association spans the breadth of its business domains including social infrastructure, air conditioning, multi-functional printers, digital products and medical imaging devices. In addition, Canon will support the tournament by providing its products to support the running of the event.

Canon has a long heritage in rugby.  As well as sponsoring Rugby World Cup in 2007 and 2011, last year Canon has become the the Official Sponsor of the Japanese Men’s team and will also support their participation in Rugby World Cup 2015. A further example of Canon’s dedication to the game is with its own team, “BRAVE LUPUS”, which competes in Japan’s Rugby Top League.  Many members of the team have represented the nation as part of Japan’s Rugby World Cup team over the years.

“Canon is delighted to be continuing its successful partnership with the Rugby World Cup,” said Noriaki Hashimoto, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Representative – EMEA, Canon Corporation. “The tournament is one of the world’s greatest sporting events and we’re looking forward to playing our part in bringing the power and the passion of the games to a bigger audience than ever before.”

Rugby World Cup Limited Head of Commercial, Broadcast and Marketing Murray Barnett added: “Canon is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology and with the expanded reach of Rugby World Cup, we are working to together to reach people wherever and whenever they are watching, talking about or playing rugby.”

In the build up to and during the tournament, Canon will initiate a range of activities to enhance its association and engage spectators with the event. Part of Canon’s activity will include perimeter boards at each match of the tournament as part of a larger advertising programme. Activity will be focused on regions where rugby is most popular including Europe, Japan, Oceania and Africa.

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About Canon

Canon Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Canon Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Canon promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Canon is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Canon, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS UK LTD LAUNCHES FIRST SELF-LOADING RELOCATABLE MR SYSTEM IN THE UK

Canon Medical Systems is the first manufacturer to offer a hydraulic self-loading relocatable MR scanner for the UK.

Innovative relocatable system can be delivered and up and running quickly and easily. First use will be at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July 2014.

Crawley, UK. July 29th 2014 – Canon Medical Systems Ltd today unveils its latest newly launched MRI system, the Vantage Elan™ 1.5T. Previously only available in Japan, The state-of-the-art relocatable MR scanner hits the UK roads on the 24th July in Glasgow, where it forms part of the onsite medical facility at the Commonwealth Games for which Canon Medical is the official medical systems provider.

The unique relocatable unit was designed in partnership with Bristol-based, WH Bence Ltd, one of Europe’s leading specialist vehicle manufacturers. The relocatable MR scanner offers the patient and clinician almost 50% more space than conventional mobile MRI units.  At 3.5m wide, Canon’s new relocatable Vantage Elan MRI does not require a separate escort vehicle to follow the unit during transportation despite its roomy design.

The result is a unique relocatable that enjoys the versatility of a mobile, as it is easy and inexpensive to transport, but with the added advantages of easier patient, and clinician access, and space. The unit is furnished with an onboard diesel generator, which is able to power the scanner and the chiller, to keep the magnet running during transport. Designed for patient and clinician comfort, the unit incorporates inspirational interior design aspects including; ambient

lighting, visual displays on walls and ceiling, Freeview TV and sound system, as well as hot and cold running water.

The relocatable is armed with a specially designed super low loader trailer, which results in a reduction of the overall height of the unit during transportation. This will enable Canon Medical Systems UK to rent the unit to customers across Europe if required. The super low loader trailer also benefits from rear steering axles, which can be steered via remote control, this offers greater manoeuvrability to gain access on site. An MRI compatible wheelchair and patient transfer gurney/PAT slide are included with the unit.

Mark Hitchman, UK Managing Director for Canon Medical Systems comments: “One disadvantage of a relocatable previously was that they needed to be craned into different customer sites. This often posed certain access restrictions and meant that relocatables were not ideal for short term rentals due to the substantial costs of hiring in a crane. With our relocatable we have come up with a unique design, together with WH Bence in Bristol, to incorporate hydraulic lifting legs into each corner of the housing“.

Canon’s new relocatable MR can however, still be craned into position. Moreover, the stainless steel legs can fully support the 27T container allowing the relocatable unit to lift itself from the super low loader trailer, to a height that the trailer can be driven out from underneath. The MRI relocatable unit can then be lowered into position quickly and easily.

The Vantage Elan™ MRI scanner provides outstanding clinical and economic benefits together with a wide variety of advanced technologies. A 1.4m ultra-short magnet with excellent magnetic field homogeneity ensures ultra high image quality, whilst reducing patient anxiety and ensuring more comfortable examinations. With patient comfort in mind, Pianissimo™ ∑ technology dramatically reduces scanner noise, whilst zero helium boil-off system and Eco mode technology minimizes system operating costs, with power consumption being dramatically reduced when the system is idle.

The system requires only a small installation footprint, which means that installation work can be completed quickly and easily. Complete with a set of post-processing options, including cardiovascular, neuro and MSK applications, the scanner will arrive at a venue or hospital ‘ready-to-go’. Canon will also provide free applications training as part of the service as it travels from centre to centre.

Outside of the initial Commonwealth Games placement, the relocatable MR scanner will also be used to ensure Canon Medical Systems service levels are maintained as the highest in the industry. The challenge of meeting near 100% uptime is one that Canon Medical Systems is proud of maintaining. The mobile scanner protects and enhances this quality assurance and uptime record.

Mark Hitchman continues: “ This latest project yet again demonstrates Canon Medical System’s commitment to innovation. We are delighted to launch the first of this new product, the Vantage Elan 1.5T MRI scanner, a high quality yet economical system, manufactured to high quality standards in Japan, yet producing premium class image quality.“

“By installing this new technology into a unique and ultimately flexible, high quality relocatable unit, we are showing the design creativity that meets the needs of today‘s healthcare providers in the UK and beyond. Apart from the fact that the quality of this installation is first class in every way, the novel way in which this unit can dismount itself from the delivery trailer quickly and easily, means it is a truly flexible relocatable scanner that enjoys greater inside space than a traditional mobile, with almost none of the drawbacks from being bigger, regarding ease of transport“.

After supporting the medical centre at the Commonwealth Games, the system will go to a leading NHS Hospital for long term rental.

About the Vantage Elan™

Superior image quality

Vantage Elan™ incorporates a magnet with high field homogeneity that ensures high image quality in examinations of any clinical region. Combining Canon’s unique scan sequences and imaging techniques, the new MRI system offers a wide variety of solutions to meet the demands of modern clinical environments, including non contrast MRA and fat-suppression techniques.

Eco friendly and economically competitive

Vantage Elan™ has been developed based on environmentally friendly design concepts. Its zero helium boil-off system and Eco mode are extremely effective in minimizing system operating costs. Power consumption is dramatically reduced when the system is not in use. Its small footprint and easy-to-install design mean greater flexibility in system installation for a wide range of hospitals and health centres.

Easy system operation

The new system incorporates M-Power and Atlas SPEEDER technologies, which allow easy system operation even by inexperienced users. The M-Power user interface, which has been optimized based on analysis of clinical workflow efficiency in examinations of every clinical region. EasyTech automatically sets the scanner locator positions for the head, spine and heart, ensuring high image quality. Atlas SPEEDER, Canon’s integrated coil system featuring parallel imaging technology, provides outstanding diagnostic versatility and streamlined workflow, resulting in easy setup and acquisition in all clinical studies.

User interface

Vantage Elan™ employs a new platform to provide user friendly operability. The user interface has been designed in accordance with the ‘universal design’ concept for intuitive operation, enabling even those with less experience to operate the system without difficulty. The new MRI system also employs a new imaging engine, which provides three-dimensional image processing and colour fusion processing, as well as flexible support for clinical application software.

The trailer is owned and run by Canon Medical Systems UK. For rental enquiries please contact Canon Medical Systems on tel: 0800 13 12 11 10

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About Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Canon Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon. For more information please visit www.toshiba-medical.co.jp/tmd/english

For further information:

Contact: Blaise Hammond / Phone: 07713 684597 / E-mail: blaise@terranovapr.co.uk

Maiko Davison: mdavison@tmse.nl